Congratulations to Graham Redweik, a 4th year PhD student in Dr. Melha Mellata's lab, on being selected to one of 38 ASM Young Ambassadors around the world!
Graham Redweik was one of 75 individuals nationwide awarded a USDA National Institute of Food Agriculture Predoctoral Fellowship.
Justin Anast, 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Schmitz-Esser's lab, received an International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) student travel scholarship to attend the annual meeting which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dennis Psaroudakis, a Fulbright Grantee from Germany who has been studying in the IM program for the last two semesters, presented the research he and his co-workers at Carolyn Lawrence-Dill's lab have been doing at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference 2019 in San Diego. The 15-minute talk was called Automatically Assigning GO Terms to Plant Gene Models and part of a workshop with the title Challenges and Opportunities in Plant Science Data Management.
The Undergraduate Microbiology Program is seeking Graduate Teaching Assistants for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. We are seeking applicants who have a background in microbiology and an interest in teaching and providing mentorship to undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
IM students and faculty have bee busy! Below are recent publications by IM students, faculty, and affiliates. Would you like your research showcased? Send your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org in time for the next edition!
Dr. Laura Jarboe, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and former Chair of the Interdepartmental Microbiology Program, has recently received a patent for “metabolic engineering of membrane proteins to improve E.
Dr. Iddo Friedberg, Associate Professor in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine, is currently searching for students to work in his lab. Specifically, working to understand the relationship between genome structure, evolution, and antibiotic resistance.
Taylor Wherry, IM student in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, earned the David Francis Award for second place poster presentation in the NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals division at the Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) in Chicago, Illinois.
The Microbiology Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) had their 2018 Outreach event this October 2018 helping ay the Ames Science Fair located at Edwards Elementary School. This was a family event where grade school students and parents got to run from classroom to classroom to learn about different microbiology techniques!
Elizabeth Swanner, Assistant Professor in the Geologic and Atmospheric Sciences Department, received two new grants this fall:
Justin Anast, third year PhD student in the Schmitz-Esser Lab, earned a 2nd place finish at the 2018 North Central Branch ASM conference in Mankato, Mn.
IM student, Graham Redweik, and his research team were featured on the Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition website. Their work describes a new mouse model that can be colonized by harmful E. coli, and used to study pathogenesis in humans.
Below is recent work performed by IM Faculty and Graduate Students. IM members are bolded and students have an asterisk (*). Do you have any recent publications or manuscripts in review?
Dr. Michael Cho, professor of biomedical sciences, has been awards two NIH grants titled
Dr. Laura Jarboe, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and IM Chair (2016 - 2018),
This award honors an individual or a research team that has significantly contributed to the scholarship of learning communities.
4th year PhD candidate, Daniel Nielsen, has received the competitive Talbot Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine. Daniel has received a $2,000 award for the Fall 2018 semester.
Dr. Nancy Boury, assistant professor in microbiology, has been selected as the Co-Chair (2019) and Chair (2020) of the American Society for Microbiology Conference of Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Join Dr. Boury and others at the 2019 ASMCUE in Tysons Corner, VA!
This fall, Interdepartmental Microbiology will welcome eight new graduate students: